Movie Talk: ‘The Flash’ Loses Director Rick Famuyiwa; Live-Action ‘Snow White’ in the Works
On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (November 1st, 2016) John Campea, Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, Ashley Mova and Wendy Lee discuss the following:
- The Flash loses director Rick Famuyiwa over creative differences
- Live-action Snow White movie in development at Disney
- Opening this week
- Live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie in the works with Tim Miller
- Escape Plan 2 in the works
- James Cameron wants glasses-less 3D
- New trailer and posters release for xXx: Return of Xander Cage
- Doctor Strange opens big at the international box office
According to a report from THR, Warner Bros.’ big-screen take on the Scarlet Speedster, The Flash, has lost its director. Rick Famuyiwa, who was hired on to the superhero project after finding success with his coming-of-age Sundance sensation Dope, has parted ways with the studio over the dreaded “creative differences.” The departure of Famuyiwa will likely mean the delay of the movie’s start of production and release date.
According to THR, Disney is ready to take on another of its classic fairytales with a new musical, live-action version of Snow White. Erin Cressida Wilson, who penned the adaptation of The Girl on the Train, is in negotiations to write the script for the film, which will expand upon the story and music from the animated classic. The film will also include new songs from songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who most recently wrote the lyrics for La La Land. No release date has been set.
OPENING THIS WEEK
Doctor Strange – Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality.
Loving – In 1967, Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Negga) Loving take their case to the Supreme Court after violating a Virginia law that prohibits interracial marriage.
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Just over a week after stepping away from Deadpool, director Tim Miller has signed on to develop a live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie for Sony Pictures. From THR’s report, Miller and his longtime Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler will work on the project with Fowler taking on the project as his feature directorial debut. The plan is to make a hybrid CG-animated/live-action family film with Patrick Casey and Josh Miller writing the script. A release date has not been set.
According to Deadline, a sequel to Escape Plan is in the works with Sylvester Stallone reprising his role of Ray Breslin, one of the world’s leading authorities on structural security and breaking out of jail. Pre-production will commence January 15th ahead of the start of shooting which is set for March 15th in Ohio and China.
While accepting admission as a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, James Cameron discussed his upcoming four Avatar sequels and how he hopes to utilize 3D technology. In the report from IndieWire, Cameron said he wants to push the limits of technology with the medium, including the idea of using glasses-free 3D Avatar sequels. He added that eventually, 3D without glasses can happen.
Doctor Strange doesn’t hit theaters in the US until November 4th, but it’s already making the big bucks at the international box office. According to Deadline, the movie took in nearly $88 million dollars in 33 offshore markets, putting it ahead of previous MCU installments including Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Lord Of The Bricks writes:
Hi guys, huge fan of the show, been watching since AMC days.
I’m huge STAR WARS fan, so I was wondering. Since they pushed episode 8 back to December 2017, and the Solo movie is supposed to come out May 2018, which is only a year and a half away, they haven’t start shooting yet. Will they push the release date to December 2018?
Also, do You think they will release future movies in May since it was originally planned, or will they all move to December, since they are doing amazing the Box Office?
Thanks, and keep up with great work!!!